KY aims to provide the best student experience around for our members. Our goal is that everyone feels welcome in our community and that our students can thrive without having to worry about concerns regarding student life. However, sometimes student life can also include struggles, whether it is with managing your time and energy in the middle of all the responsibilities, finding your group of friends or something else.
BeWell, KY's new wellbeing program was created in 2019 as a response to the challenges our members face in their wellbeing.
With this program KY aims to create an open and transparent environment and make the discussion about difficult topics easier. Are you in need of help but don’t know where to get it? Scroll down to see all the wellbeing services offered for students at Aalto and KY. Or need someone to talk to? Check out our Wellbeing tutors below and feel free to contact them at any time!
Besides feeling good, it is crucial that each of us feel safe and respected in our community. KY wants to provide a safe and equal environment for everyone and has created a set of rules and wishes for the type of behavior we expect in everyday KY life. Be sure to check out our Code of Conduct below.
Uni years are often described as the best years of our lives – and no wonder why! However, alongside all the gloriousness, everyone faces struggles from time to time, whether it is due to stress at school or a big change in life.
Wellbeing tutors are here to offer peer support to you in anything you could think of: school stress, worries about finding friends, struggles with self-criticism, or anxiety, only to mention a few examples. Each of the tutors has a specialty area where they can offer the best support possible.
Sometimes it’s useful to see that you’re not alone with your feelings. Aalto University researches the state of study wellbeing by an annual questionnaire AllWell. Here are some figures from the 2020 year survey for Bachelor level students at Aalto biz. Read more about AllWell from the link below.
Sometimes you might feel like talking to someone but have no clue who to talk to or who to contact. To get help with this, please read the following claims. If you identify yourself with the claim, you will find help on the right side of the table. All the help sources, such as “Wellbeing chats” or e-learning materials, are explained below, so scroll down to find more specific information about the suggestions for help!
You can contact any of the tutors freely by your own chosen means of communication, email, phone (e.g. Whatsapp, telegram), or anonymously via KY’s Tukinet platform. Together with the tutor, you can decide which channel is the one you want to continue your discussion at.
All the discussions between you and your tutor are highly confidential, and depending on the situation, the relationship can include multiple sessions or meetings, or alternatively build upon one single discussion.